(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A plane heads out to L.A with a velocity of 220m/s in a NE direction, relative to the ground, and encounters a wind blowing head-on at 45m/s, what is the resultant velocity of the plane, relative to the ground.

2. Relevant equations

Pythagorean Theorem ?

Simple subtraction

3. The attempt at a solution

Here is an Image I made in paint to help visualize the solution of the problem... I believe I'm not solving this correctly.

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I'm pretty much grabbing in the dark here since I cannot understand everything. Sorry for wasting your time in a way.

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